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176 Perry St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. West St.
Great Lunch Special
By JCity on 2/2/2009
I had lunch reservations during the work week and although we arrived 5 minutes early we were told that our table was not ready yet - even though there were empty tables visible. We waited an additional 15 minutes to be seated. Although not being seated promptly was annoying, the $25 lunch special cannot be beat.
couple nice things on the menu
By larryW on 1/25/2009
manager here was amiable. food was ok, although one item stood out. the breaded eggs with caviar. probably the best brunch item i have put into my mouth. divine. outside of that though everything else was OK. the decor looks like belvue insane asylum. price was ok. alot of hype here but all thigns considered it was avergae to me
Waited 30+ minutes to order
By m_p on 4/4/2008
At lunch, waiter forgot about us so we didn't get to order for approximately 30 minutes. People who arrived after us and ordered the same number of courses (3 course lunch) left before us so we were almost the last people there.
By JMG on 1/29/2008
Because I tend to be more of the conservative, "Gramery Tavern" type diner, a friend of mine told me that while the food at Perry is excellent, she didn't think I would like the "scene." When I showed up on a Friday night at 9:00, I was very pleasantly surprised. Perry St. is sheek without being over the top modern. The clean lines and minimal decor still manage to be extremely warm and comfortable thanks to a good amount of space (by New York standards) and great lighting. I appreciated that tables didn't need to be shifted in order for me to take my seat, as well as the fact that the girls next to us weren't on top of our conversation, nor us on top of theirs. I found the food to be delicious in a very simple way, but still very interesting. The homemade mozzarella with grapefruit appetizer was the highlight of the evening, and even the chef's amuse of celery soup with cranberry foam was phenomenal. Will definitely go back, and would recommend to anyone for any occassion.
One more successful Jean-Georges project
By markox5 on 1/6/2008
Excellent cuisine, friendly and inconspicuous service. The atmosphere is quite and intimate. But don't expect the wine list one would find at Babbo.
By Dublinfiona on 5/30/2007
As a group of 5 x Irish women travelling to NY for a weekend. This little gem of a restaurant was without a doubt a highlight of our eating schedule!. Every dish was cooked to perfection in our opinion and we thoroughly enjoyed the ambience, not to mention the service by the lovely staff which made the meal complete. Don't miss it, a super spot!
it didn't wow me
By deborah on 1/27/2007
I went with two friends for restaurant week and I was the only one who ordered from the $35 prix fixe menu. The mozzarella appetizer was good and I avoided the chicken as the entree as well, getting the skate, which was covered in a spicy sauce, served simply with greens. My friend also had the tuna appetizer which didn't really work with the rice cracker crust. The chili passionfruit cocktail was sweet and spicy and packed a punch, so I had two, but I don't think I'll be back again.
This is a Jean-Georges Restaurant?
By hungryjacq on 1/23/2007
The restaurant week menu offered the absurdly pedestrian chicken soup and roast chicken, so we used the standard menu. Even JG's chicken isn't worth $35. We started with the tuna and snapper appetizers. The snapper was adequate, but not JG good. The tuna seemed like a cruel joke. Raw tuna rolled heavily in broken pretzels next to a vat of broccoli-cheese baked potato topping from Wendy's? The server was gracious about bringing another appetizer (the oyster sashimi), which again was good, but not great. We both ordered short ribs as entrees. The portions were extremely generous considering I'd been told I'd leave hungry. Our server had a foodgasm when we asked what he thought of the ribs, so we felt confident in the order. In truth, they were just okay. The texture was right on, but the taste was nearly gamey. In all, not a good meal. But Martha Stewart was sitting right next to us, so that was pretty cool.
By psdesignc5 on 11/21/2005
Don't count on eating at the time your reservation cals for, unless you are a star. we waited one hour before we were seated. Fodd is excellant, service is good. Waiting without explaination makes everything else not worth it
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